Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Zelda Waxenberg Joins SSE Board of Directors

Benefitting from her keen interest in the environment, Sustainable Surplus is pleased to announce the addition of Zelda Waxenberg to its board of directors.  Ms. Waxenberg is a native to California and President and Co-Founder of Bottles and Wood, an eco-designer and manufacturer for the hospitality and d├ęcor industries.

“We utilize unique designs and reclaimed materials sourcing, mostly glass and wood, then transform the reclaimed materials into furniture, lighting, serving ware, and other products,” she explained.  The B&W business model supports the circular economy and the goals of Sustainable Surplus’ mission to divert still usable materials away from the landfill and into the hands of community.

Ms. Waxenberg founded ZJW Investments in 1982 and has worked in real estate investments and development since 1976.  She is a strong philanthropist and supports many organizations here, including
La Jolla Playhouse, the Friends of Del Mar Parks, the USD Idea Lab: Women Innovators, and USD Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Commerce.

“We see many opportunities for collaboration and growth through Zelda’s strong community connections,” said SSE executive director Sue Prelozni.  “We are very fortunate to have her on our team.”

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Grant for Elementary Teachers

Hello to our many teachers at elementary schools! Please click on this link to review this GREAT grant opportunity for you from Crayola !

The Champion Creatively Alive Children grant opportunity provides grants for innovative, creative leadership team building within elementary schools. Apply now for the opportunity to receive a grant for building your school's creative capacity. Each grant-winning school (up to 20 grants awarded) receives $2,500 and Crayola products valued at $1,000.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Spring BYOB a Real Blast

More than 90 teachers and nonprofit staff attended the Spring BYOB - Bring-Your-Own-Box event at Sustainable Surplus' warehouse.  This is the "Fave" event where teachers and nonprofits are invited to bring an empty box and fill it with free supplies.  Oodles of notebooks, stacks of paper, and handfuls of clips, pens and other fun items filled their boxes.
Arrivals with empty boxes

Shoppers filling boxes

Our youngest attendee

To attend the next BYOB, just SIGN UP as a nonprofit or education member and you'll be invited!